On Tuesday, 4th April 2023, Nana Akuffo Addo commissioned the Alajo Astroturf Facility, a project whose sod he cut on Saturday, 4th January 2020.
This facility, lobbied for by the dynamic Member of Parliament for Ayawaso Central, Hon. Henry Quartey, was constructed by the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) under the Coastal Development Authority (CODA), which is headed by its youthful Chief Executive, Jerry Ahmed Schaib.
Since the NPP assumed office in 2017, the IPEP alone has been responsible for the construction of sixty-eight (68) astroturf pitches. Thirty (30) of them have been completed and are in use, and thirty-six (38) are currently at various stages of completion.
The construction of ten (10) 5,000-seater Youth and Sports Centres of Excellence in ten (10) regions across the country are also ongoing, and with the one in Ho serving as the venue for this year’s Independence Day celebration.
He urged residents of Ayawaso Central and those from other constituencies who are beneficiaries of these astroturf projects to put them to effective use. The various committees set up to manage these assets must also give critical attention to their maintenance to help enhance their lifespan.